Winter Karting: Training

With the Demaras Auto Racing Team’s recent decision to jump into the Innisfil Mini Indy’s ice racing competition in January, Daniel and Chris have started training. Evenings at the local ice rink, walking to school in running shoes…anything to get accustomed to finding traction on ice.

An ice-rink in Providence, Rhode Island (only 875 km away) introduced what many believe to be the ideal training regimen; bumper cars on ice!

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The city hopes that its new attraction will draw families to downtown Providence, reports the Providence Journal. And when the spring comes, wheels can be swapped on easily, so people can enjoy them all year long.

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For $86,000, the city had 16 cars made by Ice Bumper Cars International, a company based in Colorado. Providence is the third city in America to have them. The publication notes that the cars alternate on the ice rink with the ice skaters and that tickets are $12 for 20 minutes.

This is brilliant! Skating is fun but it can be such a drag. You have a much farther distance to fall if you do and you’re not supposed to hit anyone. Here, it’s a free-for-all.

What could go wrong?

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